Surrealism has been one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. This book published by the Vitra Design Museum examines the dialogue between Surrealism and design, and for the first time reveals the enormous influence that the movement had on the design of the last hundred years.
It has encouraged designers to question reality beyond the visible and to design objects that offer resistance, undermine routine and disrupt the everyday. The spectrum of examples ranges from Duchamp 's ready- mades and Dalí 's sensuous object sculptures to works by designers such as Carlo Mollino or Gae Aulenti and includes current designs that subversively analyze new technologies or gender roles. Surrealism has evidently lost none of its relevance, both for art and design .
With works by Gae Aulenti, André Breton, Achille Castiglioni, Le Corbusier, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Dunne & Raby, Ray Eames, Max Ernst, Front Design, Iris van Herpen, Friedrich Kiesler, Shiro Kuramata, René Magritte, Lee Miller, Carlo Mollino, Isamu Noguchi, Odd Matter, Meret Oppenheim, Mimi Parent, Gaetano Pesce, Man Ray, Robert Stadler, Studio Wieki Somers, among others.
Format: 19 x 25 cmBinding: Lined hardcover Pages: 368Language: English